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Old 11-23-2013, 10:44 AM   #2506
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A-cross rd?
so surprise there, huh?



It was actually pretty tame for all the wet stuff. I've crossed that thing praying to god to make it half way through alive.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:58 AM   #2507
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Yah I probably wouldn't have considered that route with all the rain but doesn't look too bad. Good stuff.
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Old 11-23-2013, 02:54 PM   #2508
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I think we lucked out. I rode my road bike today and saw snow on top of 4 peaks.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #2509
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Rode 4 Peaks a few years ago. Very different than yesterday and pretty damn scary coming down the switchbacks slipping and sliding all over the place.

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Old 11-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #2510
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Trying to get to death valley turned out to be a bust. White out conditions at Town Pass made it impossible for a bike to get through to Stove Pipe, or so the CHP told me




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Old 11-24-2013, 12:27 PM   #2511
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:14 PM   #2512
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I've recently moved to Tempe AZ and I am having trouble getting solid information weather I am allowed to take my Pennsylvania-registered Drz400s (street legal) off-road or not. I've done a little research into where some off-road motorcycling is allowed, but getting used to the restrictions is troublesome. Am I going to have to wait till I change my license and register and plate my bike in AZ to get an OHV sticker? Or can I ride the trails as a tourist until I get around to claiming residency?

I'm itching to ride. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #2513
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I've recently moved to Tempe AZ and I am having trouble getting solid information weather I am allowed to take my Pennsylvania-registered Drz400s (street legal) off-road or not. I've done a little research into where some off-road motorcycling is allowed, but getting used to the restrictions is troublesome. Am I going to have to wait till I change my license and register and plate my bike in AZ to get an OHV sticker? Or can I ride the trails as a tourist until I get around to claiming residency?

I'm itching to ride. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Welcome to AZ.

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Old 11-25-2013, 07:51 PM   #2514
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I've recently moved to Tempe AZ and I am having trouble getting solid information weather I am allowed to take my Pennsylvania-registered Drz400s (street legal) off-road or not. I've done a little research into where some off-road motorcycling is allowed, but getting used to the restrictions is troublesome. Am I going to have to wait till I change my license and register and plate my bike in AZ to get an OHV sticker? Or can I ride the trails as a tourist until I get around to claiming residency?

I'm itching to ride. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I take my WR250R to Arizona every year from Christmas to past New Years. I ride with Washington plates, nothing else as far as stickers. It's my understanding that you just need to be legal for your state. I've never had an issue. So I would say that if you have a Pennsylvania drivers license you should be able to ride legally with Pennsylvania plates.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:51 AM   #2515
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no worries till you'r a resident, go ride.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:00 AM   #2516
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This just landed in my Inbox from Best Buy...its $319 on Amazon....not the Hero 3+....
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:40 AM   #2517
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This just landed in my Inbox from Best Buy...its $319 on Amazon....not the Hero 3+....
Thanks for the update...
Decisions... decisions... decisions... I had talked myself into getting a Hero3+ silver and adding a remote if needed. The software seems easier to use for simple-minded-individuals such as myself.
But this is a damn good price. The + model is slightly smaller and lighter and does some additional fancy things with video.
Do you agree with my findings.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #2518
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I guess the general rule of thumb is to get the latest and greatest....that would be the Hero 3+ @$399....the $250 price point is about my limit.
I still use my Hero Digital 5 (circa 2008) that runs on AAA batteries and it works ok.
Check out this comparison and the first YouTube video. You decide.....
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:31 AM   #2519
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I don't know Jack about Go Pros but my wife tried to get me to buy the Silver Edition one they have it for $229 at Costco online with free shipping. I don't know if that is a good deal or not.
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:49 PM   #2520
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I haven't really started to look at them yet but jsut for reference mine is a first gen and an absolute dinosaur compared to the cams out there today.

key things in my book are a lithium rechargeable battery. My cam is an absolute hog and goes through a set of AAA batteries in no time. The rechargeable lithiums are supposed to be a lot better.

The other big thing for me is the remote. On mine I have no idea if the camera is on or not so having the remote attached to the handlebars would be great to make sure I'm actually recording when I want to be recording.

Other than that just briefly looking at the specs of the 3 and the silver, black and white they all look pretty good and are a lot better than what I have and mine captures decent video.

Where I lose quality is editing and then uploading to youtube. The raw video on my PC is much better than the final product. I believe having a good computer packed with a lot of memory and a good video card and editing program is probably as important to the overall quality of the videos produced.
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